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Nevada Medicine Weekly | November 20, 2018

News for A Healthy Nevada

Dean Burkin, Ph.D., UNR Med professor of pharmacology and director of the CMPP Graduate Program, and Takako Jones, Ph.D., research associate professor, discuss their work with visitors during NCET Tech Wednesday on Nov. 14. (Photo by Brin Reynolds/UNR Med)

Dean Burkin, Ph.D., UNR Med professor of pharmacology and director of the CMPP Graduate Program, and Takako Jones, Ph.D., research associate professor, discuss their work with visitors during NCET Tech Wednesday on Nov. 14. (Photo by Brin Reynolds/UNR Med)

UNR Med celebrates our business community

The University of Nevada, Reno School of Medicine hosted NCET's Tech Wednesday Nov. 14 to provide the business community an exclusive behind-the-scenes look at the state of Nevada's first medical school and its 50-year legacy of excellence.

NCET's Tech Wednesday is a monthly educational and networking gathering that features unique, innovative organizations and technologies in northern Nevada. Attendees learned about the biomedical research that's happening in their own backyard and how it's impacting the worldwide community; they met one-on-one with world-class researchers and faculty, and had the rare opportunity to tour the state's most high-tech gross anatomy lab.

The event celebrated the School of Medicine's 50-year history of medical education, community partnerships and contributions to the community and state. Middle and high school students from area schools including the Davidson Academy and Coral Academy of Science also attended with their families, exploring futures with UNR Med. We thank everyone who attended, and appreciate our esteemed UNR Med colleagues for volunteering their time to help make the event a resounding success! For more on UNR Med's 50th Anniversary, visit

View the Flickr album from NCET Tech Wednesday at UNR Med.


California fire relief efforts: How to help

Our hearts go out to all who have been impacted by the Camp Fire in Paradise, California, including those at UNR Med's Office of Community Faculty and in northern Nevada. For those who would like to help, the Community Foundation of Western Nevada has compiled a list of vetted and recommended organizations. 

Learn more about helping the survivors of the Paradise Fire.


UNR Med students attend inaugural AMA leadership institute

UNR Med fourth-year students Phillip Breslow and Timothy Grunert were among 10 medical students in the nation who attended the American Medical Association Foundation's inaugural Leadership Development Institute in Chicago. Students participated in a weekend retreat as part of the yearlong leadership program dedicated to cultivating a diverse cohort of aspiring physicians committed to serving the needs of their communities and improving our nation's health. The institute offers medical students entering their final year of medical school a unique opportunity to gain individualized insight into the skills needed to become better leaders in their careers and communities. Students apply to the program and are selected by a committee based upon essays, grades, resumes and more.

Dr. Hendee's diabetes research featured in ADA article and annual summit

Fadi Hendee, M.D., is co-investigator on an article about the impact of gastric banding versus the anti-diabetic medication Metformin, which was presented at the annual meeting of the European Association for the Study of Diabetes and published in the journal Diabetes Care. The five-year NIH project was under the auspices of the RISE Consortium project. Please join us in congratulating Dr. Hendee.

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In 1899, the Nevada Legislature passed a medical licensing law requiring all physicians to present a diploma from an accredited medical school before practicing in the state.

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